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Conventions in Portugal.—What the Nation had a Right to expect.—What have
Whitelocke.—Defence of Sir Arthur Wellesley by the Morning Post.— .
Old Bailey-like Defence.—HighWellesley compared to a Banker or Attor-
pretended “French Trick.”—Wellesley the Person most concerned.— .
Generals ought to be recalled.—A Trial ought to take Place as soon as posi-
Conventions in Portugal.—Sir Hew Dalrymple's Arrival at Portsmouth. -- Sir
Arthur Wellesley came Home more snugly.—No Calcutta Entries.— .
-Address and Petition of the City of London delivered to the King.—
King's Answer.—The kissing Scene.—Answers of the late King upon.
- similar Occasions.—The wretched Slaves of the City deserve the Treat-
have, by the Means of a Compromise, long rendered the elective Fran-
chise a perfect Nullity in that County.—The Scots and a Yorkshireman
Major Hogan's Appeal - - - - -
Letter to the Freeholders and Inhabitants of Hampshire.—Hope the approaching
at the Accusation of being Jacobins and Levellers.—A Dawn of Hope -,
Robert Calder, or that of Colonel Cochrane Johnstone.—What the Court
of Inquiry will prove to be.—The Ground of Opposition in Berkshire.— .
What the French Writers say of our Complaints.—The Discontents in
Court of Inquiry.—This, then, is the “ due" Investigation that was promised. . .
—It will produce a Mass of Print that no Man will read.—Wellesley now
much - • - - - - • *
Indifference as to who shall be elected - - - -
Davison.—Famed for Loyalty.—Most of the detected Peculators very loyal Men.
of this Sort of Hospitality - - - - -
Spanish Revolution —Answer to a Correspondent, who accuses the Editor of
Jamaica.-Black Regiments. Mischiefs and Dangers attending them
Edinburgh Reviewers.--Excellent Passages relating to Spain, extracted from
Table of the Number of Christenings and Burials; of the Prices of the Quartern
coBBETT's weekly PoliticAL REGISTER.
Vol. XIV. No. 1...} . . . LONDON, SATURDAY, JULY 2, 1808. [PA ice Ion.
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“I wood have no expeditions against the Americans. I would securely stop their holes, and leave them to ... quare and fight amongst themselves, which they would soon infallibly do.”—Political Regist ER,
Vol. XIII. p. 31. .
“ British and the American governments “stand with regard to gach other. If, Sir, “ I may trust that channel of information “ which is alike open to every man, the “ public papers, I see that Congress has “ been prorogued for the session, but that “ the embargo still continues. Thus it “appears, that one of the effects antici“ pated from the Orders in Council has “ failed. holds out ; nor does there appear any “ probability of a relaxation on the part “ of the latter.” Mr. CANN ING's answer was as follows. “Nearly all that has “passed, between this country and Ame“rica, the house and the public have been “ put in possession of by the publication of “ the American government. I presume that the hon. gent. does not intend to “blame his majesty's ministers for not “ having made similar communications to “ parliament; for if be had thought such communications necessary, he would “ doubtless have moved for them. With“ out censuriug their production by the “Aherican government, his majesty's “ thonisters have felt that the transaction, * being pending, any appeal from government to parliament would look as if it were concluded. I shall only state, that “ in the whole conduct of the British go“vernment, with respect to the affair of “ the Chesapeake, we have endeavoured to “keep in view the principle upon which “we set out; namely, to make anple “reparation for that which was decidedly “a wrong act; but to make that reparation * upon a firin du:ernization not to surren
England holds out ; America
der a right which the great majority of the country has ever considered as essential to its dearest interests. Sir, I may boldly appeal to the country to determine whether from the correspondence on the table of the house any such disposition on the part of his majesty's ministers has appeared through the whole transaction. That the rupture of the negotiation on
this subject was not attended with any hostile feeling on either side,” is an in
controvertible truth. The reparation was not accepted by America, because America would not fulfil the condition on which alone it was tendered, namely, the revocation of that proclamation by which British ships were not allowed to enter the harbours of America, while
those of the enemy visited them at plea
sure. But, sir, the manner in which the British reparation was tendered to America by a special mission, was, to all the feelings of nice honour, an effective reparation, although not accepted ; and so is fact we have every reason to believe that it was co-sidered by the American government. With respect, sir, to the embargo, and to the probable effects of the Orders in Council in producing its abandonment, the hon. gent. has mi. stated my right hon, friend's propositions. The hon, gent, declares my right hon. friend to have predicted, that the Orders in Council would do away the embargo, whereas my hon, friend only argued in opposition to the bon. gentlemen on the other side, that the Orders in Council did not produce the embargo ; that they
were not substantively known in Amc
rica when the embargo took place ; and that they were not included in the complaint made by the American government to Congress, on which complaint the embargo was founded. Nor, sir, do I think that the Orders in Council themselves conid have produced any irritation in America. It I were not disposed on this occasion to avoid making any observations that might be suspected of a party feeling, I would say, to at 1-32. (hii.... **